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ISBN: 9780765375384256 Pages, Ages 8-12
"A riveting story with characters so finely drawn that I wonder if Dan Krokos actually is an alien."—Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
The Planet Thieves is the first thrilling installment of a new middle-grade series by Dan Krokos.
Two weeks ago, thirteen-year-old Mason Stark and seventeen of his fellow cadets from the Academy for Earth Space Command boarded the SS Egypt. The trip was supposed to be a short, routine voyage to log their required space time for summer quarter.
Routine goes out the airlock when they're attacked by the Tremist, an alien race who have been at war with humanity for the last sixty years.
With the captain and crew dead, injured, or taken prisoner, Mason and the cadets are all that's left to warn the ESC. They soon find out exactly why the Tremist chose their ship to attack: the Egypt is carrying a weapon that could change the war forever.
Now Mason will have to lead the cadets in a daring assault to take back the ship, rescue the survivors, and recover the weapon. Before there isn't a war left to fight.
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Praise for The Planet Thieves
“A riveting story with characters so finely drawn that I wonder if Dan Krokos actually is an alien.” —Eoin Colfer, New York Times bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series
“Krokos launches this series with skill and purpose, immediately placing readers in the action and never slowing down…Intriguing concept, intense sense of adventure, and high stakes.” —Publishers Weekly
“Exciting, kinetic and very visual--my favorite kind of book, a vivid movie in the reader's head, with some terrific special effects and characters to root for all the way.” —Gillian Phillip, writing as New York Times bestselling author Erin Hunter of the Survivor series